Egyptian diplomat's family robbed

An Egyptian diplomat’s family living in Groenkloof was held up at gunpoint and robbed over the weekend, Pretoria police said on Monday.

“Four suspects entered the house after they held up the guard. They then held up the family and robbed them of household goods and jewellery, then fled the scene.

“We don’t know how they escaped—whether they used a car or what,” said police spokesperson Captain Lungelo Dlamini.

“Later on Saturday night, police on the R21 stopped a vehicle going towards OR Tambo International Airport and discovered it was the same group that had robbed the family,” he said.

The four men, along with a fifth in the vehicle, were arrested for being in possession of stolen property.

Police recovered jewellery, a TV and a decoder.

Police expected the men to appear in court soon.

No family members were hurt during the robbery.—Sapa


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